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What's in a name? Google may have the answer

<p> Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with  <a href="http://trends.google.com">Google Trends</a> which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google&#39;s impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries. </p>

December 17, 2010 - Abhijeet Chavan

Infographics For The Rest Of Us

<p> <img src="/files/u2/20080820-sparkline-example.png" alt=" " title=" " hspace="20" vspace="20" width="291" height="29" align="right" /> </p> <p> An introduction to free tools for creating interactive information graphics. </p> <p> As professionals shaping the built and natural environment, we have to process and communicate complicated concepts and data to peers and the public. We often use visuals such as maps, charts, graphs, and diagrams to illustrate a concept or explore data.  Such visual representations are called <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_graphics">information graphics</a> or <span style="font-style: italic">infographics</span>. </p>

August 20, 2008 - Abhijeet Chavan

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.